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Resonant Reflections

May 20, 2023 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Resonant Reflections

Violinist Irina Fainkichen & Pianist Irina Kotlyar

Resonant Reflections

Saturday, May 20, 4 p.m.
Newton City Hall
1000 Commonwealth Avenue, Newton MA 02459


$35; students and seniors – $30
At the door – $40; students and seniors – $35
100% of the proceeds will support the people of Ukraine/Support Defenders
The musicians are performing for free

Center Makor is acting as a fiscal agent to raise funds to support defenders

Souvenir d’un lieu cher
Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
Three Pieces Opus 42
I. Meditation
II. Scherzo
III. Melody

Sonata in D Major Opus 94
Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953)
I. Moderate
II. Scherzo
III. Andante
IV. Allegro con brio


Sonata no.1. Opus 78
Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
I. Vivace ma non troppo
II. Adagio
III. Allegro molto moderato

Introduction and Tarantella Opus. 43
Pablo de Sarasate (1844-1908)

Danse Espagnole
(from “La Vida Breve)
Manuel de Falla – arr. Fritz Kreisler
(1876-1946). (1875- 1962)


Irina Fainkichen

Irina Fainkichen studied at Rachmaninoff Music College and St. Petersburg State Conservatory in Russia. She also got her degree from Rubin Academy of Music and Dance in Jerusalem, Israel. She is a busy freelance violinist in the Greater Boston area. Irina performed with Broadway on Tour’s The Phantom of the Opera, and Hello Dolly at Boston Opera House, An American in Paris at Ogunquit Playhouse in Maine. She performed many shows with an amazing legends such as Marni Nixon, Sarah Brightman, Johnny Mathis and The Who. Irina is a former longstanding member of Cape Symphony and has an extensive experience playing with many symphony orchestras including New Hampshire, Plymouth, Lexington Symphonies and also Pro-Arte Chamber Orchestra. Irina has been on FSPA Music Faculty since 2009 and has played in the orchestra of many Franklin Performing Arts Company productions including Annie, Sound of Music, Charlie Brown, Peter Pan, The Music Man, Spamalot, Fiddler on the Roof, Cabaret, and most recently Legally Blonde, Humbug!, Sweeney Todd, and The Sound of Music. Irina is a concertmaster for the annual FPAC Holiday Production of The Nutcracker and a coordinator of THE BLACK BOX Classical Series.

Irina Kotlyar

Born in Kharkov, Ukraine, Irina Kotlyar earned her master’s degree and artistic diploma from the Jerusalem Rubin Music Academy. With Gregory Shifrin, the Kotlyar-Shifrin Piano Duo has won several international prizes and awards, including the Dranoff International Two Piano Competition (1999) in Miami and the First International Duo Piano Competition in Byalistok, Poland (1999). The Duo has performed throughout Israel, Europe, and America, including concerts with the Bavarian Radio Orchestra, New World Orchestra of Miami, Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, and Israeli Chamber Orchestra.


May 20, 2023
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Newton City Hall
1000 Commonwealth Avenue
Newton, MA 02459 United States
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